Articles by Cory McKinsey, PsyD

Cory McKinsey, PsyD is a recent graduate from Azusa Pacific University. He is passionate about working with children, adolescents, their families, and the interacting systems that they come in contact with. During his training, Dr. McKinsey gained hands-on experience in community mental health organizations, various private practice agencies, and global psychology programs. Dr. McKinsey also works to advocate for the LGBTQ community and finds fulfillment in helping bring awareness about the challenges members of this community encounter. Dr. McKinsey’s dissertation was focused on hearing parents who discover that their child is deaf. He examined the different hardships that deaf children face as they develop and the difficulties experienced by parents of deaf children when they discover that their child has a limited capacity or a complete lack of ability to hear. You can access the website he created for his dissertation at

4 Ways to Tailor Your Practicum Experiences

4 Ways to Tailor Your Practicum Experiences

Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is youer than you! – Dr. Seuss

There are many lessons I learned from Dr. Seuss: try new things, respect others, and know that making mistakes helps you grow. When I look back over my graduate school career, I have no doubt that I went right along with the Doctor’s orders. I was true to myself and tailored each year of my practicum experiences to cater to my strengths and interests.

As a result, I was able to stand out on my internship applications and develop an area of specialization as an early career psychologist.

With this article, I hope to impart some knowledge and suggestions that may help you on that path in tailoring your training experiences and building a competitive CV.